Purpose of the position
AKF is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual to ensure data is effectively collected and used to improve quality of programming and influence for AKF education programming. Working under the direct supervision of the MERL Coordinator, the Data Management Officer will be responsible for ensuring data quality, conducting real-time data analysis, and providing real-time feedback to diverse stakeholders engaged in AKF education programmes. The Data Management Officer will ensure that data is used by teams to improve programme implementation as well as supporting teachers and educational leaders to improve their understanding on the use of data to drive pedagogical and education system improvements. This role will demand the person to work within a dynamic, fast-paced environment and work closely with the broader Coast Region and East African education, programme, and monitoring and evaluation teams as well as the global team.
Duties and responsibilities
AKF Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
Key qualifications and experienceRelevant undergraduate qualification including, education statistics, statistical analysis, Statistics, Economics, Social studies, Information Technology or Computer Science. Minimum 2 years of experience of working in ICT enabled data management systems to drive organisational and system learning. Have at least two-year experience collecting, analyzing, integrating, and evaluating data with exposure to a high volume of simultaneous tasks. Ability to design Data Collection Tools, Sampling Methods and Quantitative/Qualitative Data Analysis is required. Working knowledge of developing and extending Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) is an asset. Knowledge of online and offline, open-source data collection tools like kobo collect, database environment and/or project management software. Relevant experience working in education programming and international development is an added advantage. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. Ability to work independently and under pressure.
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